*Printed guides to accompany microfilm are housed in Microform Services on A-floor in Firestone Library.
Butler Plantation Papers: The Papers of Pierce Butler (1744-1822) and Sucessors from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
ReCap Microfilm 10622 E-guide Printed guide (FilmB) F290.B96 B874 22 reels
This collection documents both the day-to-day running of the Butler plantations in South Carolina and Georgia from 1786 to 1885, and the political career of Pierce Butler, who served in Congress in 1792-94 and 1802-04.
John Horry Dent Farm Journals and Account Books, 1840-1892
ReCap Microfilm 01553 Printed guide (FilmB) Z6611.A33D46 4 reels
Dent was a prosperous plantation (and slave) owner who kept a daily journal for more than 50 years.
Papers of Robert F. W. Allston, 1801-1864
ReCap Microfiche 822 Printed guide: none 438 microfiche
Allston was a rice planter and governor of South Carolina from 1856-1858. From the South Carolina Historical Society. See Allston, Robert F.W. (1801-1864) in American National Biography.
Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War
ReCap Microfilm 05474 E-guides Printed guide: (Film B) F213.S35 1286 reels
Plantation records from many libraries and archives, including business records, account books, reports, diaries and letters that offer a detailed view of life on Southern plantations. There is extensive material on slavery, agriculture as a business, and family life.
Southern Historical Manuscripts
ReCap Microfiche 848 Printed guide: none 526 microfiche
Consists of original plantation records in the collection of Louisiana State University, Dept. of Archives and Manuscripts (Baton Rouge).
Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries
ReCap Microfilm 06950 Printed guide: (FilmB) HQ1458.S687 411 reels
Consists of diaries and letters written by women in the American South in the 19th century. Covers a rich variety of topics including the Civil War, slavery, marriage and childbearing, religion and politics.